welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more

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COME HEAR GRIFFIN MCMAHON’S FIRST ORGAN RECITAL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25! Griffin will be showcasing his talents by offering a FREE recital at 4pm here at St Andrews, featuring a wide range of music, from Bach to American contemporary, to early music. Bring all your friends!

NEW!! “FALL BACK IN” POTLUCK DINNER! On Monday, September 26 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall, we’ll be gathering for a Potluck Dinner to spend some time together and re-connect after another Vineyard Summer. Please sign up on the list in the Parish Hall to let us know if you’re coming, how many you’ll be, and what you might be bringing to share. THE MORE TIME WE SPEND TOGETHER AND CARE FOR EACH OTHER, THE FASTER WE’LL GROW—INSIDE AND OUT!

HOT BREAKFAST SERVED!  Beginning in October, Father Chip will be serving up some hot breakfast for Women (Second Saturdays) and Men (Third Saturdays) each month at 8:00 am in the Parish House for some Faith Sharing and Fellowship. Our first Women’s Breakfast is Saturday, October 8, and the first Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, October 15. Why not try to make as many as you can and see how God nourishes you?

NEW “FIRST SUNDAY” WORSHIP SERVICES WITH GRIFFIN MCMAHON! On the first Sunday of each month, Father Chip and Griffin McMahon will be combining on something new and fresh for worship, at 4:00 pm in the Church. Our first First Sunday Worship will be on Sunday, October 2, at 4:00 pm, and will have a “Celtic” flavor. Please check it out and bring all of your friends and loved ones for a fantastic experience of peace and joy!

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NEXT TIME & TALENT AUCTION! Last year’s auction was a GREAT success: a whole LOT of people had a whole lot of fun, and we were able to send the Diocese a good-size check toward our five-year Mission pledge. THIS YEAR WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THAT PLEDGE, WITH YOUR HELP! The Auction will take place on Saturday, October 15th at 4:00 pm, when we’ll gather for some wine, cheese and heavy h’ors doeuvres, and then bid on some amazing things—so please join us, bring along some friends, and have some fun! PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION LETTER AND SIGN UP SHEETS IN THE PARISH HALL AND SIGN UP TODAY! (And whether or not you can be with us, please consider offering something special as a donation for us to auction off!)

SUNDAY SCHOOL EVERY SUNDAY! Yes, it’s that time of year again! We’re delighted to have Sara Piazza back with us, with her sidekick Laura Noonan, to offer our precious children the chance to learn about a life lived with God. SAVE THE DATE—AND CALL YOUR FRIENDS WITH CHILDREN TO ASK THEM TO JOIN US! Sundays at 9:00 am in the Parish House, for students ages 4–10.

YOUTH GROUP SUNDAYS! (This is SO NOT your typical youth group!) We’ve hired a great leader (Caitlin Kane, together with our new sexton, her hubby Harrison Kisiel), and have mapped out an awesome schedule for the coming year! THE NET (for students in middle and high school) runs most Sundays right here at St Andrew’s Church, and is open to students from all churches. SPREAD THE NEWS! Flyers can be found in the church and Parish Hall. Most Sundays 5:00—7:00, and numerous trips and special events.

 A CATHEDRAL PILGRIMAGE is on the calendar for Saturday, October 22, and you are invited to join us! More specifically, we’re taking a few carloads of folks seeking to be CONFIRMED, RECEIVED INTO THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, OR REAFFIRMING THEIR BAPTISMAL VOWS. Please see Father Chip if you might be interested, and we’ll get you up and running!


OUR TALENTED ORGANIST, GRIFFIN MCMAHON, will begin offering piano lessons to young students beginning in the fall, and is now taking names. If you know anyone who has children who might like to work with Griffin, please tell them! Griffin can be reached at 413-262-4823.


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 “The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 


                  Our Vestry


Wardens:      Carl Malmquist  & Chris White

Treasurer:       Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk:   Pam Monterosso

Members at Large:  

Claudia Metell, Caroline Evans,  Hans von Steiger, Sandra Mott,Kevin McFarland and Carrie Caldwell